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Razer BlackShark Expert 2.0 Gaming Headset ((RZ04-00720100)

Refurbished newegg

  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 3.5mm Connector
  • Superior sound isolation
  • Distraction-free gaming and music playback
  • Gaming on the go
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Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Features
Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Based on Military Helicopter Headset Designs

The design of the Razer BlackShark was inspired by aviator headsets worn by attack helicopter pilots. They provide the same level of comfort needed to endure extended mission times and superior sound isolation for absolute command-clarity in the most frenzied situations.

Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Superior Sound Isolation for Distraction-Free Gaming and Music Playback

With the circumaural design and leatherette sealant of the headset's ear cups, block out all unwanted, ambient noise and only hear the awesome, intense audio of your games and music.

Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Gaming on the Go

The Razer BlackShark's detachable boom microphone makes this a highly versatile headset, both at a gaming setup and out on the streets for music playback. Go from immersive gaming audio and smack-talking foes at your desktop to listening to your music out and about in seconds. The combined audio/mic cable works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today's newer Ultrabooks.
The included audio/mic splitter extension cable lets you use the combined audio/mic capabilities of the Razer BlackShark on computers that use separate 3.5mm ports for audio output and microphone input.

Specifications

Tech Specs

  • Stereo sound with enhanced bass
  • Sound-isolating circumaural ear cup design
  • Detachable boom microphone for voice chat or added mobility
  • Audio/mic splitter adapter cable
  • Memory foam leatherette ear cushions for maximum comfort
  • 40mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers

Technical Specifications

  • Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20KHz
  • Impedance: 29Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 50mW
  • Cable: 1.3m rubber sheathed
  • Connector: 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 50Hz - 16KHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 50dB
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz: -37dB ± 4dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Hardware Requirements

  • Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and mic jacks
  • Devices with combined 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack (works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today's newer Ultrabooks.)
  • 3.2ft (1m) audio/mic splitter adapter extension cable included
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Razer BlackShark – Analog Gaming Headset

Learn more about the RAZER BlackShark

General

Brand
Razer
Model
BlackShark
Part
RZ04-00720100

Headphone

Driver Unit
40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
Headphone Frequency Response
20Hz-20KHz
Headphone Input Impedance
29 ohm
Headphone Sensitivity
105dB +/- 3 dB @ 1KHz
Connector
3.5mm
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Cord Length
4.27 ft.

Microphone

Microphone Frequency Response
50Hz-16KHz
Microphone Signal to Noise Ratio(SNR)
50dB
Microphone Sensitivity
-37 dB +/- 4dB @ 1KHz

Feature

Features
Based on military helicopter headset designs
The design of the Razer BlackShark was inspired by aviator headsets worn by attack helicopter pilots. They provide the same level of comfort needed to endure extended mission times and superior sound isolation for absolute command-clarity in the most frenzied situations.

Superior sound isolation for distraction-free gaming and music playback
With the circumaural design and leatherette sealant of the headset's ear cups, block out all unwanted, ambient noise and only hear the awesome, intense audio of your games and music.

Gaming on the go
The Razer BlackShark's detachable boom microphone makes this a highly versatile headset, at home both at a gaming setup and out on the streets for music playback. Go from immersive gaming audio and smack-talking foes at your desktop to listening to your music out and about in seconds. The combined audio/mic cable works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today's newer Ultrabooks.

The included audio/mic splitter extension cable lets you use the combined audio/mic capabilities of the Razer BlackShark on computers that use separate 3.5mm ports for audio output and microphone input.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


Customer Reviews of the RAZER BlackShark

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  • Alex J.
  • 10/14/2014 11:21:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor this price you cannot lose!

Pros: The cuffs on this headset seal very well around your ears, the material of the head strap is very comfortable, and after hours of continual use, it still felt great, the mic/headset adapter can be removed and works great with Android devices

Cons: This headset is very overbearing in the lower frequencies, It is very bass heavy, and although that may be good for kids playing games the really feel the explosions, I found I had to EQ this headset to get a more flat response out of them, the 4 connection barrel connector is not compatible with the PS4, I had to get an adapter to connect to the separate headset/mic adapter to adapt it to the PS4.

Other Thoughts: All in all I would say that this is a great headset, other then the bias to the bass and the compatibility with the PS4 controller, I am completely satisfied with this product.

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  • Samuel C.
  • 10/7/2014 1:26:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMuddy Audio

Pros: I like the unique style and design

Cons: Muddy Audio
Hollow Sounding
I'm not sure whether my headset is broken or the factory eq is terrible

Other Thoughts: I really really really wanted to like these. I've always admired and envied Razer products. I've heard awesome things about Razer headphones. I would love to get a replacement and change my opinion of these headphones. I can't bring myself to believe that Razer makes low quality products and i want to believe that my pair happened to be broken.

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  • JIMMY N.
  • 10/3/2014 5:25:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood condition

Pros: Good condition for a refurbished, sound quality is great. Fits nicely and adjustable, but be cautious of doing so.

Cons: 1 little clip on the left side is kinda loose and you can hear a little metal cling if you move your head

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  • Daren C.
  • 10/1/2014 7:26:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Buy

Pros: Excellent condition-Like New. sound quality is excellent with Bass sounds that are decent and not over powering. Couple these with the Razers surround sound download (at aditional cost) and get decent gaming sound.

Cons: None

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  • Micah F.
  • 9/26/2014 9:01:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound, but there are issues!

Pros: Great dynamic range for a headset and clear microphone. Using the Razer Synapse Configurator is easy to set up and use. There is a difference is using the software and not. Highly recommend using it. Personally i had to reduce the Bass Boost to my taste through the software but that is very easy to do.

Cons: 1. The unit did not come with the extension cable that allows you to split the mic and audio, so this means the cable is short. So if you are plugging into a laptop your fine which is my case, but if i want to plug into a desktop the cable will not be long enough.
2. The metal that connects from the ear-cups to the headband rattles. I used some black tape hold in place which reduced the rattling.
3. The plug that is used to replace the microphone also is not a snug fit and can rattle once you move your head. The rattling of those two are audiable to those around you and also you can hear it when wearing the headphones and is distracting.
4. Also if you have the headset on your head there is bleed of the audio and other can hear. Which is one of the reason to use a headset IMO.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a great set of headphones and works for my uses. The extension cable can be replaced easily by going to a local shop and picking it up, and the tape on the earcups reducing the rattling. I dont plan on removing the microphone for my uses but if your looking at doing that than just know the included plug rattles once installed.

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  • Gregory Y.
  • 9/25/2014 9:22:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Very Sturdy
Comfortable
Looks good

Cons: Cord could be longer
volume/controls on the cord would be nice

Other Thoughts: I have a habit of destroying headsets. I have torn through at least a dozen headsets in the $100 range. I'll accidentally sit on them or snag the cord with my foot and rip it out of the computer and end up snapping the cable.

This headset does not have these problems. The metal frame stands up to abuse very well. The two section cord it uses has the bonus of acting as a quick release so if you snag it , it pulls apart safely at the coupler.

It uses little knobs that you can tighten/loosen to adjust parts of the headset. There is on on the microphone that will constantly in motion and as a result it can work itself loose if you don't get it super tight. Do that and you should have no issues.

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  • alan h.
  • 9/20/2014 9:23:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHeadset performance

Pros: Use these for phone calls in high noise environment's and they perform great. Very clear on both ends, also listen to music while mowing the lawn. Block out noise and comfortable.

Cons: Clips on headset rattled. Used small piece of electrical tape to eliminate.

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  • Stephen L.
  • 9/13/2014 7:32:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMissing splitter

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do.

Cons: It did not come with the mic/headphone splitter. I had to buy that extra.

Other Thoughts: Some of the reviews complaining about mic sensitivity or bleed-through of sound could be because of the fit of the headset plug into the splitter being off a little bit causing the earphone or mic contact on the headset to touch the wrong contact inside the splitter.

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  • George K.
  • 9/11/2014 7:50:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what I needed

Pros: I bought this headset to use for conference calls when I'm in noisy environments. I've used them at home and on walks and so far they've been great. can't wait to try them when I'm in the terminal at the airport. Won't ever use them for gaming but so far they are working great for my Android phone.

Cons: These are bulky and don't breath well but they sure do let me hear what's being said on the phone.

Other Thoughts: For the price they are great for clear, quiet, background noise free conference calling. I know it's not what they are intended for but they do wonders!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/8/2014 7:47:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks brand new!

Pros: Fast shipping as always. Perfect shape. All items in box. Sounds great so far. Tested on Borderlands 2 and Galaxy S3 playing Dire Straits Money for Nothing. VERY comfortable. Solid feel. Groovy retro style. Just call me Murdock!

Cons: Reviews were correct on some of the mid level bass sounding muddy. I'll try tweaking some levels. Also, audio quality totally helped bring out a better average of what these headphones can produce.

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